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Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool

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Loved it

Was a good swim. Nice warm water where you can swim & look at the clouds above. Yes it's a tad... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Beverley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great for a dip

Lovely to have an open air pool in such a nice area. When we visited it had been very busy but... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Diane H
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
30 Aug 2018
“Loved it”
1 Jul 2018
“Great for a dip”
Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool is the only heated open air swimming pool in County Durham. It is located in Stanhope, Weardale . The relaxing environment provides the perfect backdrop to unwind with a rejuvenating swim, all nestled among the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Stanhope Ford, Stanhope DL13 2LU, England
+44 1388 528466
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Was a good swim. Nice warm water where you can swim & look at the clouds above. Yes it's a tad shabby, but it's run by charity, so go & spend your (£4.20 per adult) and support this great pool. There are lockers now- you...More

Thank Arramattic
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Having come back after the refurbishment we thought it had just got worse. For a start the mens changing room was horrific {broken locks,very dirty floor and toilets} but on the plus side we still had a great time and stayed for longer than we...More

Thank Exploration698320
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Exciting prospect swimming outside in England, up north anyway. The pool was warm but in much need of a good clean at the bottom it was a little mossy really, although water appeared clean. I didn't stay in long, out very quick but hubby and...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great to visit an outdoor pool. In need of repair. Changing rooms not checked/cleaned regularly. Nice swim though

Thank neilkeeble2018
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This pool is a one of a kind for around Weardale. Not only is it outdoor, it is heated! When it is sunny outside one of the best things to do is visit here and take a nice relaxing swim The staff are kind and...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We visited today 2 children 2 adults to say it was unclean is an understatement it was filthy there was an odd smell lingering and we left quickly after entering!! The kids had a shower in the one shower they did have which was faulty...More

Ruth H, Manager at Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We're sorry that you were disappointed in our facilities, the unexpected hot weather has caused some unexpected issues with regard to the smell. We are currently pursuing grants to be able to revamp the whole building especially the changing rooms and their facilities. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely to have an open air pool in such a nice area. When we visited it had been very busy but quietened down towards the end of the day. I understand the pool is run by students and only open during the summer holidays. It...More

1  Thank Diane H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

A welcome dip on a scorching day Have been before a few times Never dissapointing love the drive over from Newcastle and the ice cream and fish and chips in town are first rate

2  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went here twice while on holiday. Loved swimming outside in the heated pool. Wasn't too busy so could do half an he swim on both occasions. Plenty of lifeguards too.

1  Thank cazzie230567
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Having visited the pool on a number of occasions, when visiting the area, again my family and visited the pool. The kids love the pool and the fact that it is outdoors makes that little bit more special. The pool is excellent value for money,...More

2  Thank Henley28
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